Saturday, May 16, 2009

TCT Saturday open house.

Yup, we can tell we are back in Michigan. Not quite 60 degrees, drizzling rain, turning to a heavier rain, just in time for the Tin Can Tourists open house, scheduled from 11am thru 4pm. Oh, well, it could have been worse. We could have BOUGHT tickets for an outdoor concert or something like that. I'm not sure how many campers are here, but the space reserved for the Tin Canners is full. There is usually such a variety of trailers and always a brand of trailer or something that we have never seen before. The imagination involved in decorating the interior is always inspiring.
We have a friend, Helena from the Grand Rapids area (now), who is visiting us this weekend. We are hoping to find a motorcoach for her to travel in so she can visit us in our wanderings. She had one years ago, but with work and all, she gave up the camping for awhile. I think the "bug" was just resting. Now the "bug" has revived and she's ready to travel again. Once a gypsy always a gypsy???
We will try to add some pictures when we get better connections.
I was talking to one guy who said he was following our blog. I mentioned that he must be upset looking for updates. He said he has a link to the blogs, that he watches, that lets him know when there has been an update. He was going to email me the info but have not heard from him, yet. Does anybody reading this know how that works??? If so could you email me at and tell me what I have to do to set it up on our computer.
Let's see I started this blog about 2 weeks ago and am now going to post it. That is what retired means, right? No pressure!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

WE have NOT died!

We are experiencing technical difficulty here in the boonies! We have landed near Reed City, MI. We, sometimes, get service on our cell phone and on a really GOOD day we even can get online on the computer with the air card. Yeah!! We have checked with ALLTEL to see why our service is so bad this year, since it was do-able last year. Their reasoning was that we are in a "weak service area". Apparently an area can change over the winter, duh! Not sure how that works. Must be connected to "global warming"??
We did try to get a "land line" but AT&T cannot find our street. We are checking with neighbors to see who their phone carrier is. We would be on the road except for jury duty that I managed to get postponed but not canceled. Are they desperate for jurors, or what. While I'm playing with the juryduty issue, Bob is doing some maintenance on the truck and trailer.
So bear with us, we will be back online to bore you with more of our travels SOON!